“Children have a full time-occupation, It’s called “Play”. Let them be occupied by it while you do your job.”
Parents often have to work from home or take care of their kids by themselves. This can be a little boring and time-consuming for them and the kids as well, which is why we are going to explore some ways on how you can keep your children entertained while you work.
The best way of keeping them entertained is if they can see what you’re doing from a distance. It will help them feel less isolated and bored, which in turn will make them more cooperative.
If a computer is too complicated for them, try using a tablet or an iPad with apps that they find interesting. You can also give them coloring books or toys to play with. Just make sure that they have enough space to move around freely without getting in the way of your workspace.
For parents who work from home, it can be difficult to find activities for their kids that are both entertaining and educational. Here are 3 ways you can keep your kids entertained:
Watch TV or movies with them.
Children are little attention seekers, they easily get sad when you don’t pay any attention to them. Spending time with your kids and watching their favorite cartoons or shows together make them happy.
You can also watch some educational programs and help them cultivate their knowledge. Quality time is necessary for kids, when they see you spare your precious time with them, it gives them a sense of happiness and satisfaction. These little toddlers always want to be loved and cuddled.
Encourage them to play outside if the weather permits
With the availability of smartphones and tablets these days, kids aren’t seen playing outside much. They prefer to stay indoors and play games on their mobile phones. Rather than going out and spending time with their friends.
Outdoor play is extremely necessary for your child’s development. When they step out in the garden, intake fresh oxygen, and staying among more and more greenery keeps them energized and active all day long. By encouraging them to play outside in fresh air, and only if the weather permits, you are offering yourself the required time to complete your pending work.
Involve them in household chores.
Children are not only messy but also the worst lazy creatures. Whenever you ask them to offer you some help in household chores, you might have always heard a no, or they might have refrained from completing your task. Kids these days can be a pro in coming up with excuses and avoid lending you a helping hand. What you can do is, instead of forcing them on a task as a punishment, you can make it a fun activity. Such as offering them good music while they work. Give them a to-do list and often reward them with chocolates or fun stuff they like. This way you are turning their boring activity into a fun and exciting play.
Working from home can be difficult when it comes to keeping kids entertained as well. One of the most important things for working parents is to find ways to keep their kids entertained during the day so that they will stay out of trouble and you can get some work done.
There are a few ways to do this such as establishing an “activity schedule” with your children before the day begins. You can also let them choose their activities or play games with them for up to an hour.
You can also reward them for being good and staying out of trouble while you work at home.
The best way for parents to entertain their children while working from home is by playing with them! This way, both parent and child can have fun without the other feeling like they are bored or frustrated.
1) Create a Home Office Space: Give your child their own space to work in with a desk and chair of their own.
2) Work Schedule – Figure out a time that works for you and your kids.
3) Set Boundaries: Understand when it is time for you to work and when it is time for you to play with your kids.
4) Get them Involved: Ask them for help, even if they are not that old!
“We don’t stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.”